Thirty Meter Telescope - Astronomy's next generation observatory. http://www.tmt.org/ en On-Site Construction Begins on the Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii; Watch Worldwide by Webcast http://www.tmt.org/news-center/site-construction-begins-thirty-meter-telescope-hawaii-watch-worldwide-webcast <p>On October 7, 2014, a groundbreaking and blessing ceremony for the next-generation Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will launch a multi-national $1.4 billion project near the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/1035">TMT Groundbreaking and Blessing</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/site-construction-begins-thirty-meter-telescope-hawaii-watch-worldwide-webcast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Fri, 03 Oct 2014 03:27:57 +0000 gordon 1034 at http://www.tmt.org India's Participation in TMT Approved by the Union Cabinet http://www.tmt.org/news-center/indias-participation-tmt-approved-union-cabinet <p>[Source: <a href="http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=109973" target="new">Press Information Bureau, Government of India</a>] - The Union Cabinet of India chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for India's participation in the Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) Project at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USA at a total cost of Rs. 1299.8 crores from 2014-23.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/indias-participation-tmt-approved-union-cabinet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:52:06 +0000 gordon 1033 at http://www.tmt.org Thirty Meter Telescope US Community Survey http://www.tmt.org/news-center/thirty-meter-telescope-us-community-survey <p>The US TMT Science Working Group (SWG) would like your input on how you would use TMT for your scientific research. The SWG represents the US-at-large astronomical community in the TMT project, and is helping to develop a plan for possible future NSF participation in TMT. Please fill out this short <a href="http://www.noao.edu/us-tmt-liaison/survey/">survey</a> by Monday, 6 October 2014.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/thirty-meter-telescope-us-community-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Article Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:27:28 +0000 gordon 1032 at http://www.tmt.org A Chemical Signature of First-Generation Very-Massive Stars http://www.tmt.org/news-center/chemical-signature-first-generation-very-massive-stars <p>[Adapted from an <a href="http://www.naoj.org/Pressrelease/2014/08/21/index.html">announcement</a> from NAOJ] - &nbsp;A team of astronomers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the Konan University and the University of Hyogo in Japan, the University of Notre Dame, and New Mexico State University has used the 8.2 m Subaru Telescope to discover a distant low-mass star, dubbed SDSS J0018-0939. This special star exhibits the peculiar chemical abundance ratios associated with the process of creating new atomic nuclei (nucleosynthesis) in a first-generation very-massive star. Until now, no observational evidence has supported numerical simulations of the existence of very-massive stars among the first generation of stars formed after the Big Bang.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/chemical-signature-first-generation-very-massive-stars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:15:32 +0000 gordon 1030 at http://www.tmt.org Next-Generation Thirty Meter Telescope Begins Construction in Hawaii http://www.tmt.org/news-center/next-generation-thirty-meter-telescope-begins-construction-hawaii <p>Following the approval of a sublease on July 25 by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) announces the beginning of the construction phase on Hawaii Island and around the world throughout the TMT international partnership. Contingent on that decision, the TMT International Observatory (TIO) Board of Directors, the project's new governing body, recently approved the initial phase of construction, with activities near the summit of Mauna Kea scheduled to start later this year.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/photo-illustrations/tmt-laser-guide-star-night">TMT with the Laser Guide Star at Night</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/tmt-primary-mirror-blanks">TMT Primary Mirror Blanks</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/tio-board-governors-voting-begin-construction-phase">TIO Board of Governors Voting to Begin the Construction Phase</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/next-generation-thirty-meter-telescope-begins-construction-hawaii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Release Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 gordon 1020 at http://www.tmt.org Coming Together at the Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit http://www.tmt.org/news-center/coming-together-pacific-astronomy-and-engineering-summit <p>[PAES/Imiloa, Hilo, HI] The second annual Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Summit (PAES), sponsored by the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) and hosted by the Imiloa Astronomy Center, will gather high school students and educators from the TMT partner countries: Japan, China, India, Canada and the United States (Hawaii Island).</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-nodereference"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gallery/miscellaneous/paes-students-sunset-mauna-kea">PAES Students at Sunset on Mauna Kea</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.tmt.org/news-center/coming-together-pacific-astronomy-and-engineering-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ha'ilono Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:23:29 +0000 gordon 1016 at http://www.tmt.org